Au Pair in Scotland

Au Pair in Scotland

Scotland – a world away but they do speak English! Wow what an experience!


Scotland is a real insider tip. Visit the Highlands, Highland Games, ancient castles and all those amazing “Game of Thrones” sites.
Immerse yourself in our unique culture – our ceilidhs, which are nights of energetic Scottish dancing, Highland Games where men in kilts battle to be the strongest, amazing landscapes – the Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, the Western Isles and enjoy our diverse cities – historic Edinburgh, vibrant and friendly Glasgow.

Scotland is a small country with easy access to London and all the European cities and cheap flights make it possible to travel widely during your stay here.
Our au pairs say they find Scottish people to be friendlier and more laid-back than our English neighbours – take out a map to find your bearings and you will invariably have a friendly Scot asking you where you would like to go and offering directions.

We guarantee you a quality Scottish au pair job confirmed in writing with your dream family, before you leave home.

We will guide you through the entire process, so you are never left wondering what will happen next. Then you can pack your bags and say goodbye to family and friends at home, knowing everything is already taken care of.

We’ve been helping Au Pairs create dream holidays for a lot longer than anyone else. We think we’ve got the very best overseas au pair program – and by a long way.


  • No childcare qualification required, just 60+ hours babysitting-type experience
  • 6 – 12 month placements available all year round
  • Work 25 – 30 hours per week of childcare and some light housework duties
  • Childcare duties for pre-school or school age children: eg school/kinder runs, playing and activities, helping with homework, snack and meal preparation, bedtime routines.
  • Housework could include tidying children’s rooms, kitchen, laundry, shopping, dusting, vacuuming and ironing
  • Paid babysitting for anything over 2-3 extra hours per week.

100% placement guarantee

We match your dream family requirements and introduce you to as many host families as needed until you are 100% confident you’ve found your perfect family!

We’ll advise – and advocate for you – on the very best pay and conditions to ensure your time away is the best it can be.

Our families not only offer the best conditions, they treat their au pair / nanny the best as well! They will include you in family life and take time to get to know you as a person.

We offer 24 hour – 7 day a week local support throughout your placement, from your dedicated in-country support expert.

Sound exciting? It is! Our applicants rave about what we do.

Why JCR?

Professionalism, safety, security and care – from your first contact until you return home after your trip.
We are proud members of the major industry associations – IAPA (international) and CAPAA (Australia), and abide by the highest industry standards.
JCR has a wealth of experience – we have been placing au pairs around the world since 1992.
JCR offers screened host families and provides a detailed placement agreement that protects you.
We help you to find the best family match so that you have a great time away.

How to be an Au Pair in the Scotland

Let’s Go! JCR info pack and application form



Are you eligible?

  • Males and females aged 18 – 30
  • Secondary school completion or equivalent (Certificate 2 or higher in any field)
  • Have an Australian passport
  • Preferably have a drivers license
  • Non-smoker and in good health
  • Strong sense of responsibility and a positive attitude
  • Emotionally mature and able to adapt to a family’s lifestyle and another culture.

Au Pairs Receive

  • Your own comfortable room shared or own bathroom
  • Full board and lodge, all meals provided
  • Earn from £120 (A$220+ approx) per week purely as your spending money – no living expenses!
  • The weekly working hours of an au pair in Scotland amount to a maximum of 25 – 30 hours per week.
  • An au pair stay in Scotland should last a minimum of 6 months. Placements are possible up to 12 months.

Program costs

Our guarantee – no placement – no charge! 

Placement fee – $990

Payable after we have arranged your signed placement agreement with your chosen host family

Travel insurance


JCR’s travel partners “latitude35 Travel” can arrange all of your travel components at competitive prices.

Visa application fees to the British Consulate


Bianca, Melbourne

“Au pairing in Scotland has been one of the best experiences of my life, hands down. I have a great rapport with my host children and parents, and I feel as if I’ve become just another member of the family. I’ve also made so many amazing friends and done an infinite number of fun, exciting and interesting things here and abroad – I hardly know where to begin. Scotland – rich in history, enchanting and cosmopolitan – has become my home away from home. Even the weather hasn’t managed to dampen my spirits or stopped me from doing any of the things that I’ve wanted to do – though my waterproof jacket and umbrella have definitely come in handy! If you are looking for a place abundant with natural beauty that is only a stone’s throw away from civilisation and all the perks of the modern age, look no further than Scotland.”